"God gives the nuts, but He doesn’t crack them."
— German proverb

"It is in the shelter of each other that people live."
— Irish proverb

"Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens."
— African proverb

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next time is now."
— Chinese proverb

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
— African proverb

"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"
— Yiddish Proverb

"The spirit of man is the lamp of God."
— Proverbs 27:20

"The righteous will fall seven times and rise again."
— Proverbs 24:16

"Two things people throughout history have had in common are hatred and humor. I am proud that I have been able to use humor to lessen people's hatred."
— Richard Pryor
American comedian, born December 1, 1940

"If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don't feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do."
— Richard Pryor
American comedian, died December 10, 2005

"If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."
— Psalm 139:11–12
other translations: If I say, “Surely darkness will conceal me, night will provide me with cover,”  12 darkness is not dark for You; night is as light as day; darkness and light are the same.

"Taste and see that God is good."
— Psalm 34:8

"For with You is the source of life, in Your light, we see light."
— Psalm 36:10

"Art is a kind of illness."
— Giacomo Puccini
Italian opera composer, died November 29, 1924

"The music of Madame Butterfly was dictated to me by God. I was merely instrumental in getting it on paper and communicating it to the public."
— Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly, premiered in Milan, February 17, 1904

"Yes, I can. Yes, I could. And Yes, I did."
— Monica Puig
Puerto Rican-American tennis player, born September 27, 1993

"Write for pleasure and publish for money."
— Alexander Pushkin
Russian author and poet, born June 6, 1799